Suicide rates soar among female providers

Suicide rates soar among female providers

 “The rate of suicide among women employed in any health profession was higher than for women in other occupations; the difference was statistically significant for women employed as nurses or medical practitioners.” ...

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3 Things to Remember About the Health Insurance Coverage Gap

3 Things to Remember About the Health Insurance Coverage Gap

So, what happens to those people in the 19 states who make too much money to be eligible for Medicaid, but who make too little money to be eligible for a subsidy?  They fall into the dreaded “coverage gap” – and people in this group generally aren’t subject to the IRS penalties for their failure to purchase insurance.  (Although this doesn’t address the greater problem: they don’t have...

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How Medical Ethics Committees Became Divorced from Patient Care

How Medical Ethics Committees Became Divorced from Patient Care

He brilliantly describes how the medical ethicists linger in the halls of Congress, between testifying at hearings and presenting at conferences.  They “serve medicine and ethics, but not patients.”  His descriptions conjure up a behind-the-scenes mastermind to me – the fictional “reasonable man” about whom I learned in law school, or an Aristotelian good man.  This man – The Ethicist – has divorced ethical decisions from patient care in a decisively clean...

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